Snoop Dogg Applauds the NFL for Embracing Hip-Hop, Calls Usher a Family Member

“First of all, I’m a football fan,” he told Andy Cohen.

Jackie Kolgraf
January 24, 2024

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In an interview with Andy Cohen on Radio Andy (Ch. 102), Snoop Dogg said that his 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance was “probably one of the greatest days of [his] life.”

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The pinnacle of Snoop Dogg’s career

The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show featured Snoop Dogg with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak, with Snoop performing songs including “The Next Episode,” “California Love,” and “Still D.R.E.” It was the first-ever hip-hop focused Halftime Show and the first to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

“First of all, I’m a football fan,” Snoop told Andy. “And for the NFL to open their arms to hip-hop and then let us perform in LA — Rams win the Super Bowl. We have a great performance. The whole world sees it.”

According to the NFL, the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show averaged 103.4 million viewers.

Snoop continued, “It’s the pinnacle of our careers, as far as me and Dre, you know what I’m saying? Everybody else who was a part of it as well, but I’m just saying, me and Dre, because we started from a certain place, and to get to the mountain top — to celebrate that with him and the whole world, it felt good.”

Usher’s upcoming Halftime Show

This year, Usher will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show as the winners of the Detroit Lions/San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs/Baltimore Ravens games face off in Las Vegas on February 11.

“Usher’s a good friend of mine,” Snoop said. “He’s a family member. We family, so I’m really excited about what he’s going to do, because he’s an amazing performer, dancer, singer. He looks good, and he’s got great records.”

With nine studio albums spanning 1994 to 2024, Usher has has 18 top-10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and won eight GRAMMY Awards.

Snoop said to Andy, “I’m loving the fact that the NFL is opening up to more music that is appealing to the globe … Open it up, because some of these artists have records that the whole world can’t live without, so it’s about time.”